7 Popular Attractions Near Louvre Museum You Shouldn’t Miss (Updated list)


Imagine being next to the Louvre Museum, where every corner tells a story and every path is an adventure.

This is not just the start of a visit to the biggest art museum in the world; it’s the start of a journey into the heart of Paris’s culture and history.

However, the Louvre’s magnificence can sometimes make us overlook the nearby attractions.

Many visitors get so caught up in the museum that they miss out on the nearby cultural, historical, and architectural wonders that truly define Paris.

But don’t worry, the area around the Louvre is full of places that can make your visit to Paris even better. 

From the serene gardens of Jardin du Luxembourg to the architectural glory of Palais Garnier, here are seven popular attractions within walking distance of the Louvre.

1. Musée d’Orsay

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The Musée d’Orsay, located in a beautiful old railway station, has one of the best collections of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art worldwide.

Since opening in 1986, this museum in Paris has showcased famous works by 19th and early 20th-century artists.

Besides paintings, you can also see sculptures, photographs, and older art pieces there.

Famous pieces like Manet’s “Olympia,” Monet’s water lilies, and Van Gogh’s self-portraits are some highlights at the Musée d’Orsay.

  • Opening hours: 9.30 am to 6 pm
  • Ticket Price: €19
  • Distance from Louvre: 793 meters (0.49 miles)
  • How long does it take: 2 to 3 hours
  • Must See: Van Gogh Self Portrait, Water Lillies, Olympia
  • Address: 1 Rue de Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris. Get Directions

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2. Sainte Chapelle 

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The Sainte-Chapelle, located in Paris, France, is famous for its French Gothic architecture and stunning stained-glass windows.

The palace was built between 1242 and 1248 within the medieval Palais de la Cité, which was the former residence of French kings until the 14th century.

There are 15 glass panels forming a magnificent wall of light, highlighted by a rose window.

Open daily, visitors can learn about the stained-glass windows through an audio guide or a smartphone app.

  • Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Ticket Price: €12
  • Distance from Louvre: 2.1 kilometers (1.30 miles)
  • How long does it take: 1-hour
  • Must See: Stained Glass Windows and Rose Window, Sculpture and Painting, the Upper and Lower Chapel
  • Address: 10 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France. Get Directions

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3. Opera Garnier

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Located in the 9th arrondissement at Place de l’Opéra, Paris, France, the Palais Garnier, also known as the Opéra Garnier, is a historic opera house with 1,979 seats.

It was constructed for the Paris Opera between 1861 and 1875 by order of Emperor Napoleon III.

The building spans 154.9 meters in length, with its east and west pavilions measuring 101.2 meters wide and its lateral galleries 70.2 meters wide.

While ballet performances are mainly held at the Palais Garnier, opera productions have moved to the Opera Bastille, constructed in 1989.

  • Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily
  • Ticket Price: €15
  • Distance from Louvre: 2.2 kilometers (1.36 miles)
  • How long does it take: 1.5 hours
  • Must See: Grand Escalier, Rotonde des abonnés, Salon du Glacier, Grand Foyer
  • Address: Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris, France. Get Directions

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4. Pantheon Paris 

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Originally the church of St. Genevieve in Paris, the Pantheon was renamed during the French Revolution to house the remains of notable French figures.

It transitioned from a church to a museum and now functions as a civic building. 

Inside, mosaics and frescoes, including works by sculptor Puvis de Chavannes, depict French history.

A crypt encircles the building, holding the remains of famous individuals like Voltaire, Victor Hugo, and Marie Curie.

  • Opening hours: 10 am to 6.30 pm
  • Ticket Price: €12
  • Distance from Louvre: 3.9 kilometers (2.42 miles)
  • How long does it take: 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Must See: Last Resting Place for French Luminaries, Dome of Pantheon, Foucault’s Pendulum
  • Address: Pl. du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France. Get Directions

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5. Seine River Cruise

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A Seine River Cruise is a great way to see Paris, offering views of famous landmarks like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame from the river.

It’s a must for visitors, providing unique insights into Paris’s history and architecture. 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, the Seine banks showcase the city’s main attractions. A typical itinerary includes meals, music, and tours of major sites.

You have choices like Viking River Cruises for history, Batobus for easy on-and-off access, and private boats for custom trips.

Whether you want a romantic dinner or to explore, companies like Boat Ride, Vedettes du Pont Neuf, and Bateaux Parisiens have options for everyone.

  • Opening hours: 10 am and 10.30 pm
  • Ticket Price: €16
  • Distance from Louvre: 2.9 kilometers (1.8 miles)
  • How long does it take: 1 to 2 hours
  • Must See: Sightseeing Cruises, Dinner cruises, Wine Tasting Cruise
  • Address: 11 Rue Cognacq Jay, 75007 Paris, France. Get Directions

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6. Eiffel Tower 

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Constructed between 1887 and 1889 for the 1889 World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.

With its antenna, it reaches 330 meters (1,083 feet), while the tower itself stands 300 meters (984 feet) tall on a base 5 meters (17 feet) wide.

Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the tower features three viewing platforms, 1,665 steps, and is illuminated by 20,000 light bulbs at night.

As one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the Eiffel Tower attracts nearly 7 million visitors annually.

  • Opening hours: 9.30 am to 12.45 am
  • Ticket Price: €34
  • Distance from Louvre: 3.5 kilometers (2.1 miles)
  • How long does it take: 3 to 4 Hours
  • Must See: Esplanade and three levels – 1st floor, 2nd floor, and Summit
  • Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France. Get Directions

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7. Arc de Triomphe

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At the western end of the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, stands the Arc de Triomphe, a grand triumphal arch.

Commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806, the arch celebrates the victories of the French army.

It reaches a height of 164 feet, with dimensions of 148 feet in width and 72 feet in depth.

Beneath the arch lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I, marked by a continuously burning flame of remembrance.

  • Opening hours: 10 am to 11 pm
  • Ticket Price: €13
  • Distance from Louvre: 4.7 kilometers (2.9 miles)
  • How long does it take: 1 hour
  • Must See: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Address: Pl. Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France. Get Directions

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